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by henry quirk
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 277
Views: 4081

"i no longer have faith in America's Courts."

That's wise.
by henry quirk
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 90
Views: 822

"To murder is to deliberately kill a conscious individual with malice aforethought. To have malice is not to have respect. Therefore murder is wrong. ...by definition."

Mebbe so, prof.

Still, murder it may be: 'some folks just plainly need to be dead'.
by henry quirk
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Is proper spelling important?
Replies: 28
Views: 384

Mannie,

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by henry quirk
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 90
Views: 822

"So, tell me, does anyone 'deserve it'? If so, why?"

yep

different folks deserve it for different reasons (but that's between me and them)

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there's killin' as a defense of self, others, and property: not murder

there's killin' for gain: murder

there's killin' cuz some folks just plainly need to be dead: murder

I endorse the first & third.
by henry quirk
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 90
Views: 822

"How are you defining the word 'murder' here?"

Killing done for any reason other than self-defense.
by henry quirk
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: why is murder wrong?
Replies: 90
Views: 822

why is murder wrong?

tell me









i say it's wrong cuz i own me and take a dim view of bein' deprived of my property...if it's wrong to whack me then it's wrong to whack the other guy (unless he really deserves it)
by henry quirk
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Gender Philosophy
Topic: Bias Against Transgenders
Replies: 277
Views: 4081

the US is a constitutional republic, not a democracy

-1- The way it's supposed to work (in the American system): majority rules within the confines of the constitution (and laws extending out of the constitution). That is: the majority calls the shots but can't abuse the minority in the process. Example: no one may like bald, scrawny, one-eyed bastids...
by henry quirk
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: WHY DO YOU THINK WE ARE HERE? WHY DO WE EXIST?
Replies: 397
Views: 5748

Roy wrote: 'If you can sit in a chair indefinitely without doing or thinking anything' blah, blah, blah. He didn't say anything like 'Plenty of hunters sit motionless and alert for long periods of time.' He described a houseplant; you, Walker, described 'me' when I take the shotgun out into the wood...
by henry quirk
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Law of Identity
Replies: 165
Views: 1652

"Asserting it seems crucial..."

Can't see why: it is what it is, plain as the nose on a face. Only retards (or philosophers) pick at these nits.
by henry quirk
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Law of Identity
Replies: 165
Views: 1652

"So, you mean, the Law just means that a thing really is itself and that's a law." It means the thing is the thing and is no other thing. And it's a 'law' in the way 'law' is used in 'the laws of physics' which is to say it's a codified observation on what 'is'. # "But, what's the use of saying that...
by henry quirk
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: The Law of Identity
Replies: 165
Views: 1652

"Jane is Jane is false"

Only if comparing two different Janes. But "LeftJane is LeftJane' is true. The L of I refers to a reality, not the placeholder for the reality. You can have 1000 Janes, which is to say 1000 unique individuals all sharing the same placeholder. The placeholder, the label, the signifier, is not identit...